Riot Games is throwing the Star Guardians at three of its titles in a 10 week-long mega event


Love it or hate it, the magical girl anime sparkliness of the Star Guardians is coming to three different titles under Riot Games’ umbrella starting on Thursday, July 14th, over the course of a 10 week-long cross-title event. Prepare your eyes for pastel colors and swift-moving stars.

The Star Guardians will naturally be making their way to League of Legends with 12 new skins, a new champion known as Nilah the Joy Unbound, a related event pass, and an “in-client narrative experience” that unfolds by playing matches and completing challenges. The mobile MOBA LoL: Wild Rift will also have its own set of Star Guardian skins and a narrative experience, and Riot’s digital CCG Legends of Runeterra is getting themed card skins, Guardians, and game boards.

On top of all of the in-game goodies, there will be a new music album available for download, some new items in the Riot merch store, and several charitable efforts from the developer: In LoL, 20% of proceeds from Star Guardian event pass sales and 100% of proceeds from Star Guardian Taliyah skin and bundle sales will go to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund, while every 10 chaos monsters players defeat in Wild Rift’s narrative experience adds a $1 contribution by Riot to that same fund, up to a total of $2M.

source: press release
Riot Games is considered a controversial company in the gaming world following a 2018 exposé of the sexual discrimination and harassment inherent in what workers described as its “bro culture.” The scandal brought forth accusations against multiple developers and high-ranking executives and ultimately led to a developer labor dispute and walk-out. Former workers and the state of California, which alleged that Riot was refusing to cooperate with its investigation, lodged lawsuits though Riot settled with one victims’ group at the end of 2021 for over $100M.
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